An organization virtual datacenter template specifies a configuration for an organization virtual data center and, optionally, an Edge Gateway and organization virtual data center network. System administrators who want to enable organization administrators to create these resources in their organization can create organization virtual data center templates and share them with those organizations.

By creating and sharing virtual data center templates, system administrator can enable self-service provisioning of organization virtual data centers while retaining administrative control over allocation of system resources such as provider virtual data centers and external networks. Organization administrators, or any role that has rights to view and instantiate VDC templates, use an instantiation operation to create organization virtual data centers from templates.